To The Beach


Feeding my photography obsession


Rise and shine, Cotton ☀️

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I took about 10 pictures of my cat this morning because she was curled up in a ball on my bed. I’ve seen her do this a million times; I wake up to it every morning. Does that stop me from taking her picture? Absolutely not. My camera roll is a huge mess that each day pushes my phone towards its storage limit.

Recently, I decided to buy a DSLR. The process of finding the right one was a bit overwhelming. I did some thoughtful research before I made the final decision but the price was the biggest factor for me. I know this is something that I will get tremendous use out of but DSLRs are still very pricey. I heard a lot of good things about the Nikon D3300 but went with the D3200 because in my research I found that it functions just about as well as the D3300 but was a bit cheaper. I bought it on eBay and patiently waited for it to come in the mail.

I was so excited when it arrived today (two days earlier than expected). I went outside to take pictures as soon as I got it set up. Of course my younger sister who loves having her picture taken was a good test subject, and so was my dog, Micah. Micah tends to shy away when I lift my phone to take a picture of her but she handled the camera very well.

I still don’t know much about the different functions but I am looking forward to testing everything out. I imagine I’ll get better over time… fingers crossed! All of the following pictures are unedited.


I let Helen try taking a few pictures and she captured this gem.

When Am I Not Wearing Red, White, & Blue?

One of my favorite things in the world is watching the sunset from the beach. It’s that time of the year when it’s still pretty chilly at sunset so I decided to wear ankle pants and a pullover. Navy and white stripes are my go-to and red pants were a nice way to add some color to  my outfit.

Also, you all should totally take advantage of the fact that some of your favorite brands may have snapchats because they tend to give updates on snapchat! Tucker Blair once put a code for a free hat (only pay shipping) on their snapchat and so I paid a grand total of $6 for the hat below. Scooooore.

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Sweater: Vineyard Vines Outlet (similar) // Pants: Old Navy // Shoes: Sperry Topsider // Hat: Tucker Blair (similar)


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